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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.2M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

21,954

2014

21,387

2015

23,410

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

203

patients, 26% of all patients

A
INDAPAMIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TORSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on June 16, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.